Each Day and When Someone gets Sick
The virus that causes COVID-19 can adhere to the surface. Touching these surfaces and then touching the nose, mouth, or eyes can cause infection. In most cases, the risk of infection by touching the surface is low. The most reliable way to prevent surface infections is to wash your hands regularly or use a hand sanitizer.
Cleaning and disinfecting the surface can also reduce the risk of infection. For minimum cleaning and hygiene standards, always follow standard practices and applicable regulations specific to the type of facility. This guide is intended for buildings in a community environment and not for medical facilities or other facilities to which certain cleaning and disinfection regulations or practices may apply. In addition, this guide applies only to cleaning and disinfection practices to prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. It does not apply to the cleaning and disinfection required to prevent the spread of other bacteria.